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After China implemented the Open Door policy in the late 1970s, the Chinese economy grew rapidly in the following three decades, making the Chinese market one of the most attractive investment environments in the world. Under these circumstances, the joint venture model became the most popular coope...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Even in 2015, 784 million people are forced to drink contaminated water and over two billion people do not have access to improved sanitation in developing countries. Annually two to five million people, in particular children, die because of water-borne disease (Gleick, 2012). Due...
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This paper details the results of a systematic literature review undertaken to examine the barriers and challenges affecting women before and after they enter leadership positions. Studies have repeatedly shown that organizations that place women in executive leadership positions experience financia...
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Intercultural communications training is a human resources training tool widely used in the private sector. The research dedicated to culture, cultural intelligence and cultural competencies, is rich and has a well-documented history of success in multinational organizations but not in educational i...
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No matter what continent, country, state, province, city or village one considers, agriculture can flourish, be destroyed or be held prisoner by climate. Canadian agriculture can be subject to failure under disastrous climate extremes, such as droughts and flooding. Climate in the northern latitudes...
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A content analysis of the current use of Twitter by influencers in the Canadian agriculture industry.
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This paper presents the case for businesses and organizations engaging in annual business plan reviews and developing long term strategies to make a shift from the negatives to the positives, utilizing Appreciative Inquiry. The most popular business tool used for the past fifty years for problem sol...
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This paper reviews the literature on stock pinning, discusses the relevant theoretical models and presents areas for future research. The literature on stock pinning makes the following conclusions. First, option trading impacts stock prices. Second, stock pinning is a real phenomenon, we see share ...
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Research related to leadership and well-being has been gaining momentum in this past decade (Donaldson-Feilder, Munir, & Lewis, 2013; Kuoppala et al., 2008). However, upon examining the vast majority of the literature, we notice that it is lacking in a particular area: qualitative research. Are we c...
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This paper take us through the history of culture research with five top researchers in the field and how their culture theories are structured and the debate that has occurred on the application of cultural dimensions. This paper takes the unique perspective of corporate boards and considerations r...
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This paper presents a strategic plan for a private manufacturing firm in China. The study uses the strategy management process of Barney (2011) as a framework to practice a strategy reconstruction of URANUS, a Chinese hydraulic manufacturer that has twenty years of operation. The process includes a ...
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Four Seasons Hotels management proclaims an over-arching philosophy of the “Golden Rule” as part of their corporate strategy. Given this forthright perspective, the firm is likely to value Honesty-Humility within their management team, and this doctrine is expected to be sustained and visible ac...
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This research project is an environmental scan of the programs designed to overcome barriers to accessing post-secondary education in Canada, with a particular focus on the Maritime Provinces. The economic importance of education is critical to a jurisdiction’s prosperity; not only on a financial ...
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Mental health has been a hot topic in the media, with campaigns such as Bell’s “Let’s Talk” generating hundreds of millions of twitter impressions and high profile leaders such as Senator Romeo Delaire speaking publically about their experiences. Mental health issues in the workplace have be...
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In 2012, CompX Diagnostics Canada (CompX Canada) was introduced to the concepts of kaizen and lean by employees from Company X Chemical Company Limited (CompX) headquarters in Japan. Although CompX Canada is in the early stages of lean implementation, having rolled out only a few lean initiatives to...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Sport PEI Active Start program and measure the combined and separate value of training and resourcing early childhood educators. Methods: Early childhood education centres (n=8) were assigned within four different interventions o...
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Purpose of the Study This study aims to provide a deeper understanding of the types of courses being offered by MOOCs, and the course presentation used on each platform as found during the period of study. Deeper understanding of the structure and content of each course may give insight to unive...
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The weekend effect is a widely studied but incompletely understood financial phenomenon. An analysis of the previously reported weekend effect with the VIX index (a measure of implied volatility of the S&P 500) was completed. The analysis demonstrated that while there is an overall weekend effect wi...
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The sabbatical is a long-established tradition in academic settings, but it has become more common-place as an employment benefit in the private sector. With today’s workforce facing mounting responsibilities at work and at home, and under increasing pressure to perform with fewer resources and se...
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The purpose of this systematic review was to identify and examine the 21st century literature on stress-related outcomes of downsizing. Our objective was to answer the research question: What are the stress-related outcomes of downsizing in the workplace? A transparent method of identifying literatu...
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A moderated mediation model was developed to explain the variation in the amount of time volunteers dedicate to their chosen voluntary cause. Data from 534 volunteers of an international aid and development agency in the United Kingdom revealed a positive relationship between prosocial values and ti...
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This study presents a framework for understanding the processes through which volunteers’ perception of relational job design influences their turnover intentions and time spent volunteering. Data sourced from an international aid and development agency in the United Kingdom (n = 534 volunteers) s...
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